According to Bharat Bhise, using something new can be very exciting, especially if it’s a product that can make you prettier. However, all skin products are not the same and it’s better to be cautious instead of building regrets. Let’s check out what you need to know before trying a new skincare product.

The Details

1. Know your skin – Before you start buying new skincare products, inspect your skin. Skincare products usually fall into four major categories. They are made for normal, oily, dry, and a combination of both skin types.

You need to know your skin type to choose the right product. If you have no skin issues and regular moisture levels, then you have normal skin. On the other hand, people with dry skin will have tight skin that’s more prone to flakiness and flat lines.

Oily skin is usually greasier than other types and more prone to breakouts. Combination skin types may have normal or dry cheeks with a greasy nose, chin, and forehead.

2. Read the ingredients – After figuring out your skin type, it’s time to choose skincare products that suit your skin. Read the ingredients to figure out if the product will solve your problem without adverse side effects.

For instance, if you have oily skin, look for products that have salicylic acid to fight acne. On the other hand, people with dry skin should look for products that have more glycerin, antioxidants, olive oil, and hyaluronic acid. Those ingredients provide the skin with a moisture barrier and all-day hydration.

The ingredient list can also be given away if a product does what it says. For instance, if a product is marketed for spot treatment, it should have more neem oil, tea tree oil, azelaic acid, and other such ingredients. Reading the ingredients also lets you look out for products that may cause an allergic reaction to your skin.

3. Skin patch test – You’ve done your research and chosen a brilliant product that suits your skin. However, there’s no need to be too quick with the application. Instead, do a test with the product on an inconspicuous patch of your skin.

For instance, you can apply the new product on a small patch at the inner elbow and wait for 24 hours for adverse reactions. If there’s no reaction, move on to a different patch of skin that’s more delicate. For instance, apply the product to the back of your ear and wait for 24 hours.

It’s also important to remember that some products may create weird sensations while applying a product. For instance, products with salicylic acid or vitamin C may create a tingling sensation when applied and that’s normal. Keep those things in mind while you try out your new skincare product.


Bharat Bhise suggests that you inspect your skin type before buying a product and read the ingredients on the label. Also, make sure to test out a new product on a small inconspicuous part of your skin.